Understanding the Hospital Chargemaster

Hospital Chragemaster (CDM)

A Leader in Hospital Pricing Transparency

We’re advocates of transparency and pricing simplicity. That way you have the information you need to decide what is best for you and your family before any scheduled services take place.

As one of the leading healthcare systems in the nation, we believe in providing quality, value and outstanding service to our patients, prospective patients, employers and payers. We’ve created a centralized area on our website with meaningful price information for you to learn more about the financial aspects of your healthcare needs.

We are committed to making this information available to you so that you can better understand your financial responsibilities and make informed healthcare decisions.

Our Chargemaster

Chargemaster, also known as CDM, is designed to make our charges more transparent, accessible and easy for you to understand.

The CDM is a comprehensive listing of items that could potentially be billed to a patient, insurance company or other responsible party.

The chargemaster is a lengthy and complex document. It should not be used to accurately estimate or determine the final patient cost of a service. It is provided for informational purposes only.  The charges in our CDM are the same for all patients, regardless of payer or plan benefits.

Our Average Charges by Diagnosis-Related Group

Diagnostic Related Groups, also known as DRG, is a system of classification for inpatient hospital services based on principal diagnosis, secondary diagnosis, surgical procedures, age, gender and presence of complications.  This system of classification is used as a financing mechanism to reimburse hospitals and selected other healthcare professionals for services rendered. 

It is important to note that our CDM charges and average charges by DRG may not reflect the actual amount of reimbursement required from you, your insurance company or other responsible party. The reimbursement is determined by a variety of factors, including negotiated health plan rates, government rates, or upfront payment discount. Your responsibility may also vary, depending the type of care you receive, your insurance plan benefits and how your insurance company processes the charges.

The link below displays our CDM and average charges by DRG in PDF and CVS format for your convenience. For each service, the CDM includes an item number, item description and charge amount.

(To download the file, right-click on filename and pull down to "save link as..")